Summary: Get real-life context for practical money rules and the theory of financial advice. Beyond Finances is your place for understanding how to maximize your potential and seize every opportunity with both your finances and your life. The show exists at the intersection of personal development and financial success, and hosts Kali and Eric Roberge, CFP strive to help you make smarter money decisions that will position you to create, grow, and keep real wealth. Join in on in-depth, intimate conversations and understand what it really takes to use your money as a tool to enjoy your life now while still planning responsibly for tomorrow. Learn more at http://beyondyourhammock.com
Ep 25: Your savings rate is one of the most important metrics to track if you have big ambitious goals. So how do you know what is enough and how can you increase how much you put away? We're sharing: -- The minimum you should invest for the long term -- Why we save 40-50% of our income & how we set that target -- Our 3-step process for saving half our income year after year Ready to take your ability to grow your wealth to the next level? This one's for you! Show notes: BeyondYourHammock.com/25
Ep 24: To paraphrase the great Ron Swanson, this is the show you need if you want to stop half-assing a lot of stuff that seems important but you're not sure what's MOST important — and start whole-assing the essential priorities that you know mean the most to you. By following the 4-step process we share in this episode, you can manage competing priorities and improve your chances of successfully achieving your goals and experiencing your ideal life. Full show notes here: www.beyondyourhammock.com/
Ep 23: Conversations on budgeting and saving money don't have to translate to "here's what you have to give up." We want to enjoy life now AND plan responsibly for tomorrow, and in this episode, we talk through three (stupidly simple) ideas for actually making that possible to do. These tips will give you easy-to-implement ways to create wiggle room in your budget so you can enjoy more choice over how you use your money and get more of what you REALLY want. Show notes: www.BeyondYourHammock.com/23
Ep 22: Life can get complicated in your 30s. You might be moving up in a career, starting a business, buying a home, getting married, growing your family — and more. And oh yeah, now is the PRIME TIME to get your finances right if you want to create and build your own wealth. No pressure. To help you stay successful and maybe even get rich, we're sharing key principles you NEED to know to make the best moves with your money (while stressing less about it). Show notes: www.beyondyourhammock.com/22
Ep 21: “Is this the next recession?” Lots of people are asking. Is it this big, looming thing that's about to happen -- and are we all screwed when it does? To know what to make of recent headlines and navigate recession fears, we're talking about key facts and what you should know about the market. Find out exactly what to do in the face of a downturn, learn why market timing is a loser's game and get our tips on how to recession-proof your life. Show notes: http://www.beyondyourhammock.com/2
Ep 20: One simple trick can save you THOUSANDS of dollars (and a lot of time) if you're ready to buy a new car. We did the research, negotiated with dealerships, and managed to snag the exact car we wanted at a verified GREAT price. How did we do it? Today, we share exactly what we learned in the process so you can leverage this knowledge and score your next car at not just at a low price, but for an overall good deal on what you actually want. All links + resources: http://beyondyourhammock.com/20
Ep 19: You don’t have to be born into money to have money today. We lay out a few different paths to explore if you want to become a self-made millionaire now. We cover: -- Becoming a high-income earner with a company or employer -- Starting a business or freelancing -- The importance of investing (and multiple ways to do it). We’ll tell you which path we’re on, discuss the pros/cons of each, and provide some insight on how you can make more money now. Full show notes at www.beyondyourhammo
Ep 18: In Part II of our student debt series, we look beyond the topic of general student loan forgiveness to explore what you can do RIGHT NOW to better manage the financial burden of student loans. We cover: -- How to make/implement a repayment plan -- Why you need to consider your WHOLE financial picture (and not JUST your loans) -- Refinancing vs consolidating & what to know -- Resources to help better manage student loans ...and more. Full show notes with links at www.beyondyourhammock.com/18
Ep 17: Total student loan forgiveness is a hot topic, but what should you actually DO about it and the loans you have right now? In PART I of this series on student loans, we discuss: - What forgiveness programs already exist (and if you should use one) - How to improve your financial situation and reduce the burden of student loan debt - Why total student loan forgiveness doesn't matter if don't work on your money mindsets and habits NOW ...and MUCH more. Show notes at www.beyondyourhammock.com/17
Ep 16: What you only THINK you know can hurt you -- and cause you to lose a lot of money in the market. Most of us don't consistently make excellent financial choices on our own. Part of the problem is that we're plagued by misconceptions around money and markets and we act on faulty info. Start to solve this problem by educating yourself on the real deal and understand what's really going on when we talk about things like diversification, index funds, the S&P 500, portfolio performance, and more.
Ep 15: If we could compare life to walking through a forest, we could say that you pass a lot of trees along the way. Most people tend to obsess over the nearest tree at the expense of missing the forest. Looking at the forest means taking a step back and understanding how everything is interconnected — and how to make decisions around that. We explore how proper planning, deliberation, and insight allows you to step back, see more, and understand where you are now in relation to where you want to go.
Ep 14: We asked you to send us your money questions that you wanted our perspective on -- now we're answering! We cover the following questions in this first "ask me anything" styled show: - How much do I need to save for retirement? - What's the best credit card to use? - How do you budget? - How do I prepare for an IPO? - Will student loan forgiveness last? Thanks for everyone who submitted a question! If you have a question of your own, send it to email@example.com.
Ep #13: Ever wonder how much most people spend on stuff? Wonder how YOUR spending compares to the average? We dive into the numbers here, sharing what the average person spends, what we think you need to save, and how to fit YOUR spending around these data points. We also talk about how to set up a budget in a way that feels freeing, not restrictive, and explain a 3-step process for cash flow management to help you reach your goals without depriving yourself of enjoying using your money today.
Ep 12: A wedding is a big deal. But getting married doesn't justify spending more than you can afford or sabotaging all your other savings goals for the sake of throwing a personal gala event. People were interested to know how much Eric, as a financial planner, spent on his own wedding -- so we decided to start talking about it to give people a new perspective on how much to spend and the WHY behind that rational. Pair this podcast with this blog post: www.beyondyourhammock.com/spending-on-a-wedding
Ep 011: Investing is a critical step to take if you want to walk the path to wealth. In this episode, we cover some important topics you need to think about before you invest, including: - How to set up a truly diversified portfolio - What to think about when it comes to risk - Ways to set up your asset allocation (and keep it in balance) - The right mindset to have around your investments - How to manage your emotions around the markets …and more. Full show notes at www.beyondyourhammock.com/11